The next time someone asks you to explain what death metal sounds like, just play them this album. They will likely be hooked. I know I am.
Listening to these eight tracks requires a willingness to enter a harsh world, but the payoff is worth it.
The albums that hit you this hard are few and far between, but the Finnish trio give us another worthy entry.
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Lähdön Aika may be tapping into the immense power of the earth itself, or maybe the consciousness of communal humanity.
Ominous keys frame the strange sense of unease rippling through this offering to the spirits of harmony. Pushed behind the theatrically strange vocals, rhythmic riffing adds to the trancelike subtleties of terror swimming like sharks beneath the surface.
Like other Finnish (and French) bands, the sound initially comes off as very raw, but you then realize that every instrument is heard, everything has their space and their moments to be heard and appreciated.
This album could probably beat up your dad and older brother combined.
I cannot think of ANY project that so effortlessly channels real emotion in their music.